Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 326,176 strong:

Register Today!

Chateau Reysson 2014 Wine Review

Chateau Reysson 2014

Chateau Reysson 2014

Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 7

  Add My Review

Price: $30.00

Drink: 2017-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Chateau Reysson

Agent: Philippe Dandurand Wines Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 91/100

Cru Bourgeois is the mark of a quality appellation within Bordeaux, and it shows in this terrific 2014 red wine. The vines for this robust red are planted in the Medoc where the soils have been eroded to the point where there is no soil, but only gravel, which provides excellent drainage to make those vines suffer and produce small grapes or berries of great concentration in flavour. This is mostly Merlot in the blend with some Cabernet Franc. Pair with prime rib.

This Chateau Reysson 2014 was reviewed on April 26, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

  • 159137
  • $30.00 
  • Check Stock
  • AGLC
  • 781374
  • $30.00

Reviews and Ratings

Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Macerated black cherry, plum skin, crushed purple flowers, tar, graphite, smoke wrapped around a black currant core. Drink 2020-2027. 91 points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

A fragrant and balanced Merlot blended with a small quantity of Cab Franc and a drop of Petit Verdot to add structure to this Cru Bourgeois(high quality for reasonable price). A fragrant cassis nose precedes a palate giving blackberry, cassis and vanilla in a very smooth and balanced mouthfeel.
Tasted April 2017
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Here's an outlier: a Medoc wine made mostly of Merlot and a very small portion Cabernet Sauvignon. Plummy, brambly, dense, savoury green tannins, chewy and contemplative. Very structured. Decant or lay down for a couple more years.
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

The Château Reysson Cru Bourgeouis from the northern Bordeaux region of Haut-Médoc is a definite crowd pleaser. Different from the usual gravel terroir of Bordeaux, the unique clay soil of Château Reysson produces a very sultry and luxurious wine. Dark purple in the glass, with prevailing cassis and black pepper aromas, and a soft mouth feel.

If you aren't familiar with Cru Bourgeouis, it's the next level of “perfection” only after the Grand Cru status. Each year, there is a grading in the standard of quality of Bordeaux wines, and only the finest and second finest are called Grand Cru and Cru Borgeouis, respectively. Cru Bourgeouis can be a more affordable, but still status-worthy Bordeaux Cru selection.

Tasted April 2017.
Melanie Aubert rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This wine is Cru Bourgeois, a classification awarded annually in Bordeaux. It is mostly made up of merlot grown in clay soils, which is rare in the Haut-Médoc, where gravel is the predominant soil type. When Dourthe acquired this château, it uprooted all the cabernet sauvignon and replaced in with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot. The merlot-clay combination yields aromas of ripe black fruit, cedar and a slightly smoky note. This wine has great acidity that leaves a black pepper sensation on the palate. The fats in a charcuterie board will do a nice job of softening this wine’s moderate tannins.

Get the whole story at https://winingwithmel.com/2017/04/16/intro-to-bordeaux-dourthe/
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

This Cru Bourgeois is grown on clay soils of the Haut-Médoc and is assembled from 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Purple-robed, the wine is extra-dry with a dominant cassis aroma and a round mouthfeel tasting of ripe plums and white pepper. Score 88. (S.Segard, reviewed April 2017)

If you liked the Chateau Reysson 2014, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for Chateau Reysson 2014



Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Leitz White Wine
Rüdesheim, Rheinhessen ...

Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean offers North America's most popular online wine and food pairing classes. She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, both selected as one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Join 326,176 thirsty wine lovers who get access to all of her wine reviews by becoming a member of her site. Take a free online pairing class with her here.



Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times


Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.


Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  




Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award